''Mephitis'' (genus)

Mephitis
Striped skunk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae
Genus: Mephitis
É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Cuvier, 1795
Species

Mephitis mephitis
Mephitis macroura

Mephitis ranges

The genus Mephitis is one of several genera of skunks, which has two species and a North American distribution.

ImageScientific nameCommon NameDistribution
Mephitis mephitisStriped skunksouthern Canada, the United States and northern Mexico
Mephitis macrouraHooded skunkSouthwestern United States to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northwest Costa Rica
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